never intended to go shopping
My mind was wandering-my heart led the
Straight to the aisle with the worn out
Old dolls-old toys-all abandoned and
I hardly noticed where I was in
My mind on myself and…I think the
I was thinking of me and my own lonely
And how it seemed lately there was so
much more strife
I knew I desperately needed a friend
One on whom I could truly depend.
Wrapped in thoughts of only myself
That's when I saw her there alone on
in a corner and covered with dust,
She begged me to give her a reason to
She looked so sad, but on her face was a
As she gazed at me from the toys in the
She seemed to be wearing her Christmas
A little red hat and a red velvet dress.
Little green bows adorned her red hair,
But her big brown eyes just seemed to
A few little freckles dotted her cheeks;
I silently prayed she'd find the friend
that she seeks.
couldn't help but wonder where she'd
Stuffed in a box…in a drawer…on the
Had once she had been some little girl's
Until a brand new doll brought her an
Was she some little one's Christmas gift
and lit up their face,
But now her welcome worn out she just
took up space?
Was she discarded for some newfangled
Or had time replaced her with some cute
Whatever the reason…wherever she'd
Her usefulness now was destined to end.
then was I so drawn to this place?
Why were my eyes so fixed on her face?
What would I do with a doll to take
I was a woman used to being on my own--
A waste of my money that could better be
I'd be silly to pay even one red cent
Suddenly I had to get out of that
I just couldn't look at her anymore
My heart was pounding as I hurried
Why I knew not--I was so naïve.
had already gotten as far as the door
When I turned to look back at the dolly
Was that a tear I saw in her eye?
No, that can't be-a doll doesn't cry!
Through my own tears now I could hardly
For some reason she reminded me so much
Feeling lost and alone with no one to
No one to be with her in the end…
No one to make her feel loved and secure…
No one to talk to when she was unsure.
I never thought I'd find a friend here--
How could I know a new friend was so
seemed like forever I stood there in
My enchantment with this doll that I saw
Was growing and winging its way to my
And suddenly I knew with a start
That this doll was already mine in my
With her in my life we'd make a fresh
She's gone now from her shelf where she
sat all alone
The doll on the shelf has found a new